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Starting from the Top Down
Top down racers are one of my favorite niche genres of games, and while I cannot exactly pin down why that is, I have a couple of ideas about where my enjoyment comes from.

I guess to start, I should mention why I am even thinking of this. I have been playing Mantis Burn Racing off and on the past week or so, and was playing through a couple of races last night when I realized, hey, I kind of like this.

For me, I think it stems from my youth when top-down racers were a bit more common. Especially ones featuring micro-machines and little RC cars. But, that being said, I actually think it taps into something much deeper. As a kid (or even as an adult, I am not one to judge) you often play with toy cars. Small replicas of the larger cars you may see your parents drive or see on TV. Well, when controlling these cars across imaginary landscapes you are usually doing it from the top-down view. Looking down at the cars as they have a police chase or race along a track.

This makes top-down racing games inherently familiar, as the idea of viewing a vehicle race from above is one of those things most people see all the time. Add to that the fact that many car races on television are viewed from an aerial perspective, and it begins to make even more sense as to why the viewpoint feels natural.

On a purely game based sense of things, top-down racers are always arcade feeling, with loose controls and some exciting elements thrown in that can help make every race feel competitive and closer than it actually ought to be.

While Mantis Burn Racing is not great, it certainly is at least enjoyable to play, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a new racer to tool around with.
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Yup, same feeling here.

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